Elaine Keller-Duemig, CNM
Elaine joined Central Park Midwifery in 2013. Before joining CPM, Elaine worked with a physician in a busy private practice in New Jersey.
Becoming a midwife was Elaine's dream for many years. During her journey, she earned a bachelor's degree in Women's Studies and a certificate in LGBT studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Having never lived anywhere outside of Wisconsin, Elaine moved to Connecticut to earn her nursing degree at Quinnipiac University. After working as a labor and delivery nurse, she followed her dream of becoming a midwife and moved to New York to attend Columbia University to earn her midwifery degree while also working as a nurse. Elaine worked at Mt Sinai West as a nurse and she always wanted to return as a midwife. Elaine favors the continuity and close relationships that develop with women and their families while working in a private practice setting.
Elaine lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Fred, daughter, Fiona and their two cats, Penny and Harry. Fiona was born at the birthing center into Jo's loving hands.
Jo Zasloff, CNM
Jo started working in the office and attending deliveries for Central Park Midwifery in 2015. At CPM, she hopes to create a space where all women are supported by a team who believe in a woman's power and ability to birth naturally.
Jo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a master’s degrees in Midwifery from Columbia University School of Nursing. She began her career as a midwife at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 2008. She has also worked at two very busy private practices in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In Brooklyn she attended many deliveries and cared for women of all ages and religions. In Manhattan she focused on Holistic Gynecology, Family Planning and Sexual Health Education. Before becoming a nurse midwife, Jo worked as a Sexual Health advocate for sex workers in the Mission District of San Francisco. She also spent time learning and training with midwives and herbalists in Ghana and India. Jo is currently working towards her Herbal Medicine for Women certification.
Jo lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
Chloë Lubell, CNM
Chloë started working at Central Park Midwifery in the summer of 2017 after leaving a bustling practice at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. She is passionate about providing specialized Midwifery care to people of all genders, races, and economic backgrounds.
Chloë graduated from Hampshire College with a focus on doulas, medical provider burn-out, and pregnancy care in the United States. She received her Midwifery degree from Yale School of Nursing, and moved to New York City in 2014 to start working at Bellevue Hospital. During her time there, Chloë completed a certificate course in Midwifery Model Preconception, Fertility, and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) care for Queer and Trans communities. Following her training, she provided fertility support and IUIs through a small private practice in Brooklyn and her own blog.
Chloë lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Antone, and her menagerie: Icarus and Couscous the cats and Rü the puppy.
Our Practice Administrator
Molly has been working with Central Park Midwifery since October 2018. At CPM she is always available to help with scheduling appointments and administrative needs.
Molly holds an undergraduate degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies from Middlebury College and is originally from Washington, DC. Since moving to New York, she has worked as a full-spectrum doula with the Doula Project, a communications intern for NYC Midwives and a nanny. She has worked in sexual and reproductive health since 2014 in advocacy, harm reduction, and direct service settings. Grounded in trauma-informed principles and a reproductive justice lens, Molly is committed to supporting family-building in every shape and form.
Molly is currently applying to nursing schools to pursue a career in midwifery!
Molly lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys taking walks in Prospect Park, watering her many plants, and supporting local community organizing.
Our new midwife!
Christina McPherson, CNM
Christina is excited to join Central Park Midwifery in March 2019! Her journey here began as a little girl with the fascination ignited by her own birth photos. She flirted with the idea of medical school and completed pre-med coursework alongside her BA in psychology at Barnard College in 2004. She then worked for four years as a research assistant in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University before midwifery steered her back on course with its client-focused, team-based model that prioritizes the individual’s agency and dignity. She then returned to Columbia University, where she earned a BS in nursing and MS in midwifery.
In 2011, she began her career with the midwives at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, where she spent more than 7.5 years, focusing on providing education and access to care for a primarily underserved population. Although birth work is initially what called her to midwifery, she has also developed a passion for family planning and for breaking down barriers to contraceptive access.
She lives in Queens and enjoys singing, theater, yoga, skiing, knitting, and rooting for her beloved Red Sox and Patriots (but don’t worry, she plays nicely with NY sports fans).
Georgia Rose, CNM
Central Park Midwifery was started by Georgia Rose. She was in private practice for 14 years and attended over 1600 deliveries. Georgia was always amazed and in awe of the wisdom of birth and the power of women. "Each woman has an innate knowledge of how she will give birth because she comes from a long line of successful mothers." Georgia wanted to help each woman discover her own wisdom and to encourage and support her unique journey to a positive and joyful birth experience.
In 2013, Georgia decided to expand the practice and prepare for her upcoming retirement. Elaine joined Georgia in December 2013. In January 2015, when Georgia officially retired, Jo partnered with Elaine to takeover Central Park Midwifery. Together they hope to continue to carry on Georgia's legacy and wisdom.